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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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JEM 10th Case Mystery Solved! - Would you believe??

About a month ago I noticed something a little odd about a Jem10 case I had but couldn't put my finger on it, it's the case for #38. Then last week I recieved another 10th in trade (#263) and it instantly became clear. The case for #38 wasn't the traditional Jem case layout, keyed locks on each end and a latch in the center, no combination lock. #263 was 'normal' of course, combination lock in the center and latches on each end. Strange, then I realized the layout for #38 was exactly the same as a Chromeboy case! Nope, it's got black interior and the non-sewn-in shroud. I put them side by side to investigate further and bingo, the plaques are different. Not only different, check it out



The first is MISSPELLED!! The Anniversay case! LOL There are many other differences on the plaques as you can also see, the font styles, the heavier black, the additional scrolling, and 1 is set on with screws, the other rivets. WTF have we got here?!?! I dropped a line to Glen and Kev just to give them a laugh, at the time thinking it was a Chromeboy case with a fake plaque. Saturday I had called Kev about something completely different and we got to talking about the case. He said that his old case that he traded to Gabe had the same lock layout and also had the non-sewn-in shroud, but of course didn't have a misspelled plaque! (We all know Kev! LOL) So I dropped Gabe a note just to ask and he sent a link to Jemfest.com which has a pic of his case. Check the spelling!!

http://jemfest.com/Jem10/pages/case_02.htm

Hmmmmm LOL Conclusion? This was the original case for #52, mine is #38. Evidently the first batch of cases that came in were all like this. Either these just slipped out before someone noticed or they just HAD to ship 10ths to screaming dealers and let them go. Either way, they obviously redesigned the plaque to correct the mistake, but oddly enough the case also transforms into a Jem 'style' case also. I have no idea where the break point is # wise, but we know up to at least #52 we can expect a curiosity!!! :rotf:

*Case* closed!
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Cool! *I never noticed that! *Thanks Rich! *Guess this case is now worth 500% more than what I thought!

Now the price of my Jem10th is well above Kevans - $12,000. *

Comes with 'even more limited edition mispelled case'.

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nice work Rich *Gotta love a spellchecker :biggrin:
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Glen, I figured you could find an appropriate page on Jemsite for this, I sure don't have a page where it would "fit", I know there's a few here it'll "fit" right in.

Gabe, so, my MINT case must be worth $10K?? :laugh:
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This will drive Rich even MORE nuts, but...

How do we know, for sure, that the mis-plaque cases were ONLY the lower numbers? *Remember the J-Custom case fiasco? *:-) *Maybe only the cases that came from Chesbro (or Hoshino) came with the mis-spelled plaques? *
Hmmm...more pondering for Rich. *LOL

Thankfully, the cases aren't numbered to correspond the guitar series number! *
(Sorry Gabe! *I didn't know!!!!)
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Deduction dear Watson. Mine #38, yours #52, I'm sure a little more snooping will solidify the argument. As for the Chesbro/Hoshino thing, remember that these Limited cases go through Hoshino hands first before Hoshino ships them to Chesbro. At least that's how it worked with the Y2K's, but probably protocal that's been in place (but that's also just a guess. I know that Chesbro shipped out the early LNG's in regular cases when they tired of waiting for the 'special' cases)
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There was no J Custom case "fiasco", Chesbro just didn't order J Custom cases for the ones they imported as Hoshino did.
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I'd love an official explaination on how many cases with TYPOS were made and distributed before catching the glitch.

The cases are unnumbered which makes pinpointing the cases to guitars very difficult and random. Yet it is obvious they missed the typo then corrected it somewhere, improving the case also.

Still this a black eye and an embarrasment when you look at it. It's actually laughable :rotf: ...glen
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I didn't think it was too funny when I though I had a case with a fake plaque, now that I know the deal I'm :rotf: too!!

It's obvious that it was the first batch of cases since it was later corrected. But considering the early #'s were distributed worlwide and we're only interested in the Silver US case, it would be pretty tough to know exactly how many have this 'glitch'. I'm just floored that it took *5* years for somebody to notice!!!

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Hmmm...my RG-ART came from the NAMM show. *I think those [the NAMM guitars] come from Hoshino, correct? *My ART came with a standard M100C case.

The "fiasco" I'm refering to is that the JEM90's left with J-Custom cases, but the J-Customs didn't. *Odd...no?

Oh, and can we refer to it as "Gabe's case"? *It's so much easier than saying "fifty-two" or "Kevan's old one that's now Gabe's new one that used to be his brother's uncle's roommate's best friends brothers boyfriends case"....don't ya think? *:-)
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Sorry, but didn't the Art come from a store in Phoenix? Which territory is that? Chesbro get's to claim NAMM models too.

They didn't import enough J Customs to make it worth ordering a special case!
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Rich already explained it.

Question - WHY does Chesbro exist again :lame: ...glen
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I'm just floored that it took *5* years for somebody to notice!!! *
I was too busy cleaning up the puddle of drool after seeing my JEM10 for the first time to notice the mis-spelling!

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Face it Kev, you're just not the spelling guru you used to be. We'll all look at you in a different light from this point on!
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You're losing your TYPO OGRE crown.

mis-spelling is not a word (no hyphen). check here http://www.webster.com/

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